Cate Barbour

Cate Barbour

Senior Counsel

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Cate Barbour joined Walkers in 2015 and is Senior Counsel in the Insolvency & Dispute Resolution Group, Dubai.

Cate has broad commercial litigation experience, including company and shareholder disputes, contractual disputes, trust disputes, and fraud claims. She regularly acts for clients based in the Middle East, and has particular experience in assisting clients in relation to freezing orders and other urgent injunctive relief.

Since 2018 she has been acting in the Emmerson litigation in the BVI Commercial Court, one of the most complex and substantial cases to have been brought in the jurisdiction in recent years. Cate has also successfully represented clients in the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (ECSC) Court of Appeal and most recently in the Privy Council.

Cate has also spent time in the Walkers Cayman Islands and London offices.

She has recently been named as a Leadign Individual in the WWL 2022 guide and is regulalry recognised in Legal 500. 

"a great lawyer and an expert in the procedural law of the BVI" 

"a delight to work with"

Prior to joining Walkers, Cate worked in the Commercial Litigation group of Trowers & Hamlins LLP in London and the Middle East.

Admitted In:

British Virgin Islands
Cayman Islands
England and Wales (not practising)

Qualifications:
MA (Hons) Social and Political Science, Cambridge University, UK
LLB (Hons) College of Law, London, UK

2023 Legal 500 - Rising Star 

2022 WWL Commercial Litigation - Leading Individual 

2022 Legal 500 - Rising Star - Dispute Resolution

2022 WWL - Future Leader

2022 Legal 500 - Rising Star - Dispute Resolution

2021 Legal 500 - Rising Star - Dispute Resolution

Cate is a member of the BVI Bar Association.

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